Commitment to Children

Our ministry is focused on the individual child and his or her development. By working holistically with individual children to address their spiritual, economic, social and physical needs, we present every child with an opportunity to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.

Commitment to Children

By working holistically with individual children to address their spiritual, economic, social and physical needs, we present every child with an opportunity to become a responsible and fulfilled Christian adult.

We're child focused. We develop children. Each child we serve is ministered to personally, and each church partner we work with tailors its programs to meet the specific needs of the children in its community.

A young Indian boy stands in the middle of some train tracks.

Entire communities may feel the positive impact of our presence because what happens in the life of a child ripples throughout his or her environment. The intervention of a local church-based Compassion child development center and your invaluable support can literally shape a child’s future, causing him or her to be a change-maker in the family, community, perhaps even the nation.


We are Child Focused. We Value the One.

In this Compassion chapel message, staff members, Kurt Birky, Emily Sarmiento and Bob Cleary, talk about the “Child Focused” perspective of our ministry.

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What Makes Compassion Distinct? Church Based. Child Focused. Christ Centered.
What makes Compassion distinct? Compassion is church based with over 7,000 international church partners helping children in poverty. What makes Compassion distinct? Compassion is child focused with over 1.8 million sponsored children. What makes Compassion distinct? Compassion is a Christ centered ministry to children in poverty. Over 158,000 kids & moms invited Jesus to be their Savior over the last year.